Hi everyone, have not been on here for a long time as I was always so busy with work and then totally exhausted when I came home in the evening. However I have been made redundant from a job which I absolutely loved for over 10 years. An American company took us over then got rid of most of us. Thinking at first hallelujah no more getting up on freezing cold mornings and having to get the old joints moving. But then what the hell do I do with myself all day as work meant so much to me, meeting people, taking my mind off my illness, enjoying the company of the much younger colleagues and learning new things. And most of all feeling I was so much a part of the world. Now after having a Gastronomechias Slider back in August last year and recovering I find that I see no one all day as my friends are still working and the only thing I look forward is to when my husband comes home from work and my daughter too. For 10 minutes its all chit chat, then dinner, then showers then my husband goes to bed (as he gets up very early) and my daughter is off with her boyfriend. So ergo I am left alone with just the TV. Because of my disability with my OA this restricts me from doing so much and I cannot use public transport but I drive which helps alot. They have now decided I have to have another operation for carpul tunnel on my left hand, my left shoulder and elbow. When is all this going to stop as I have had so many ops but no replacements, so although some of the pain goes the OA always stays! Should I say enough is enough until it gets so bad that I have to have replacement joints or should I still carry on having these short term fixes? Meanwhile it means I am still stuck at home all day. I really want to get back to work but I am finding this very difficult as well as soon as I tick the box that says you are guaranteed an interview if you are disabled, I don't get any replies. Anyone else had this problem? I am still too young to retire and just need the company of work colleagues and a purpose in life to get up in the mornings for as well as conversation! Sorry to go on but life at the moment does not seem to be going anywhere! I am usually a very upbeat and happy person and laugh at the smallest things but just lately I am finding things difficult. Sorry.